Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson

    There is a confidence, economy and enjoyability to "Bad Monkey" that give the impression of a writer back in love with his franchise.

    The Fear Index, a financial what-if, takes place entirely on the day that the Blair-Brown years officially ended: May 6 2010, election day.

    From the facetious British foreign office memo writers to prophetic novelists, the pope and Catholicism have become the evil force of choice.